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On-Campus Housing 

We are all about relationships, being intentional and purposeful in all that we do, and having the greatest positive influence on the unique adventure that is Colorado College. Because we are a residential college, life in our residence halls is a central part of the holistic learning experience that characterizes a liberal arts education. Mission Statement and Core Values.

Our students live in a diverse neighborhood of traditional residence halls, historic mansions and modern apartments. However, it is the people who are central to creating the multiple “teachable moments” and learning opportunities that grow naturally out of the frequent interactions our residents have with one another and with our faculty and staff.

Colorado College has a three year live-on requirement for all students, meaning students must live on campus for 6 semesters. The residential requirement is a critical part of the Colorado College experience. Students may apply to live off campus if they meet one or more of the following qualifications:

  • Are married or are same-sex domestic partners as substantiated by the college
  • Have dependent children living with them
  • Will live with their parent(s) or legal guardian in Colorado Springs
  • Are 23 years of age or older
  • Are veterans

On-Campus Housing Options

Traditional Halls

Small Houses

Theme Housing



General Information

If you are an incoming fall start student, you will receive a letter from Colorado College at the beginning of June which will include your Colorado College ID number, Colorado College email address and login information. Once you login, you will start to receive emails from the Office of Housing & Conferences regarding housing information.  

If you are a winter start student, you will begin receiving housing information in August.  The initial email will contain instructions for completing the online housing agreement and preference information.  

You will need to use your CC username and password to access the online housing information.  Note that you must first log into your email and reset the password before you can complete your online housing agreement.  If you are a fall start student, you will also have the opportunity to apply for Theme Housing, if you are interested. 

If you are a Transfer student, students transferring in as juniors have priority for the small houses and apartments. Students transferring in as sophomores may be placed in a small house, or they may also live in one of the three large residence halls where a majority of other sophomores are housed in traditional halls along with first-year students. 

If you are a Returner student, you will receive email notifications from the office of Housing & Conferences and your RLCs with information of upcoming housing deadlines, housing lottery information, and opportunities to live in a theme house or Living & Learning Communities (LLC). 

All students are responsible for notifying their RLC of changes in their housing plans related to any extended time away from campus such as: Anticipated Leave of Absence or Study Abroad for two consecutive (or more) BLOCKS. 

Please contact our Room Assignment & Conference Manager at with additional questions. 

Students requesting disability-related accommodations

(e.g., accessible housing, access to a kitchen or single-use bathroom, visual alarm) must do so through the office of Accessibility Resources (719-227-8285; Armstrong Hall, Room #211; In order to allow sufficient time for the college to evaluate and respond to requests for accommodations and to work with Housing and Conferences timelines, please schedule a meeting with Accessibility Resources no later than March 1 to discuss your request and obtain a “Housing Accommodation Request Form.” Accessibility Resources and Housing and Conferences will carefully consider requests for accommodations on a case-by-case basis to ensure that students with disabilities have equitable access to the college’s housing resources. Please visit “Housing Accommodations” for more information.

Gender Neutral Housing

Click here to read our Gender Neutral Housing Guide

Microfridge and Safe Information

Click here to read about our Microfridges and Safes